Temporary Horticulture Technician

Denver Zoo Denver, CO
Horticulture Denver, CO, USA Hourly Seasonal

This is a temporary/seasonal position and as such are not eligible for benefits at this time.

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Denver Zoo is a leader in animal care, wildlife conservation, education, and guest experience. We are passionate about our commitment to excellence in support of our mission to secure a better world for animals through human understanding. We provide extraordinary experiences every day for our animals and visitors and our core values of Protect, Honor, Innovate, Serve, Engage, and Empower are evident in everything we do. We value the different strengths our staff bring to Denver Zoo. We expect our staff to embrace and to commit to our core behaviors for engagement: Passion, Respect, Innovation, Diversity, and Excellence.

Denver Zoo's Horticulture Department has an opportunity for a Temporary Horticulture Technician to provide routine maintenance to the Zoo's plant collection, including monitoring, pruning, fertilizing, pest control and watering. This position is 40 hours a week with a daily schedule of 6:00 AM to 2:30 PM and is budgeted through the end of September 2018.

In this role, you will:

* Coordinate, monitor and implement the maintenance programs of specified section of the zoo's landscape through soil preparation, planting, watering, fertilization.

* Assist Horticulture Coordinator, Horticulture Specialist(s), and Horticulture Technician(s) when needed.

* Participate with the Horticulture department's role in Zoo's browse program; working with Veterinary Medicine and Animal department representatives.

* Execute an Integrated Pest Management Program for all responsible areas and coordinates needed assistance with the supervising Horticulture Coordinator and the Horticultural Support Manager.

* Monitor irrigation systems in specified area(s), performs minor repairs, and coordinates with the supervising Horticulture Coordinator, Horticultural Support Manger and the Irrigation team of repairs needed beyond scope of skill level.

* Collaborate with the arboriculture team to correctly maintain the tree and shrub collection(s) within area of responsibility.

* Adhere to and promotes Denver Zoo's mission, core values, and strategic initiatives.

* Demonstrate a commitment to Denver Zoo's Safety & Sustainability Policies by adhering to all environmental, safety, & health regulations, procedures, and goals. Follows zoo-wide emergency protocols.

* Value and consistently apply Denver Zoo's ROADMAP (Reaching Our Audiences by Developing Mission Aligned Programs) process and resources in engaging and educating guests at Denver Zoo.

The Ideal Candidate will have the following qualifications:

* High School Diploma or GED.

* 2 years professional experience in related field.

* Experience and high level of comfort with Microsoft Office and Outlook a plus.

* Proficiency in both written and oral communication skills; ability to produce and maintain digital records, plans and simple landscape drawings. Ability to read, interpret, and apply organizational policy and procedures and other written guidelines to work functions, and to work independently.

* Safe Heavy Equipment Operation basics needed.

* Clear driving record.

* Ability to lift 60 lbs.

Completed applications must be submitted by May 30, 2018

Denver Zoo reserves the right to close the position prior to the above date.

Denver Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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